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Old 05-21-2009, 06:32 PM   #16336
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igot my cyclone tc from superior hobbies in orlando fl look them up cpl weeks ago
(1) Superior currently ship to UK and Europe only.

There are a lot of places that sell the kit:
-- Tower
-- Stormer
-- A Main Hobbies
-- SpeechTech RC
-- RC Mushroom
-- RC Mart
-- RC Market
-- RC Model
-- Frontline & RC Hobbies (Australia)

However, all are generally out the vast majority of time.
One or two appeared on Stormer a few weeks ago, but went very quickly.
I've heard a few bad reports from one or two of the above shops.

(2) So the fundamental question still remains.
With such a popular car why is Hot Bodies (HPI) not keeping up with demand?

(3) I head a rumor (unconfirmed) that Hot Bodies are only doing a production run every two months due to the economic downturn.
Any confirmation of this ??
Maybe HB are coming out with a new model cyclone?

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Old 05-21-2009, 07:29 PM   #16337
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Parts are starting to be a pain to get too-even the pro4 parts are going fast.whats up hotbodies?People are starting to bail-.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:54 PM   #16338
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Guys, couple of questions :

- Anyone here using chassis and top deck from 3racing ?, how suppose to work the belt tensioner if the long belt ends too close to the upper deck so no way to "tension it" ?.

- Which tape you recommend to secure batteries ?, i installed today the 3racing velcro strap but i think kinda sucks on the Cyclone chassis. It ended so so good but little ugly. Hated to drill the chassis out.

- Any tip to lightweight the car ?.

thanks a lot,

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Old 05-21-2009, 08:50 PM   #16339
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Parts are starting to be a pain to get too-even the pro4 parts are going fast.whats up hotbodies?People are starting to bail-.
One of the reason i bought the cyclone was i was thinking it was going to be easier to find parts than my 7 year old TC3. so far that is not the case. Fortuntely i havent broke anything yet though! Yet that is
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:38 PM   #16340
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One of the reason i bought the cyclone was i was thinking it was going to be easier to find parts than my 7 year old TC3. so far that is not the case. Fortuntely i havent broke anything yet though! Yet that is
Yes, me too.

I'm starting to wonder if I made the correct decision to go with the Cyclone TC ??

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Old 05-22-2009, 01:20 AM   #16341
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How many HB Cyclone editions has there been???

Im aware of these ones:

-Normal Edition
-Surikarn Edition
-Andy Moore Edition
-WC Edition

-S Edition
-TC Edition


Anyone heard of a "Black Edition" of the HB Cyclone? When is this edition placed?
I suppose you could add the Pro4 to the top your list, as thats where the Cyclone originated from
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Old 05-22-2009, 04:26 AM   #16342
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Pardon my ignorance guys...


How many HB Cyclone editions has there been???

Im aware of these ones:

-Normal Edition
-Surikarn Edition
-Andy Moore Edition
-WC Edition

-S Edition
-TC Edition


Anyone heard of a "Black Edition" of the HB Cyclone? When is this edition placed?
In chronological order:

Original Cyclone / Black Edition
S = tub entry level chassis
Surikarn Edition (blue anodising)
Hara Edition (same as Surikarn but purple anodising)
Andy Moore / WC / WCE Edition

Cyclone TC (current)

Oh and yes the HPI Pro4 would go on top of the list, so too would the rest of the predated Pro3, Pro2, and the RS4, looking from an evolutionary perspective
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In chronological order:

Original Cyclone / Black Edition
S = tub entry level chassis
Surikarn Edition (blue anodising)
Hara Edition (same as Surikarn but purple anodising)
Andy Moore / WC / WCE Edition

Cyclone TC (current)

Oh and yes the HPI Pro4 would go on top of the list, so too would the rest of the predated Pro3, Pro2, and the RS4, looking from an evolutionary perspective
Thanks for all the help guys...
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:37 AM   #16344
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Is there any modifications that need to be done to the chassis, or will a lipo fit in the cyclone easilly? And if so, which size lipo fits best in these cars?
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Is there any modifications that need to be done to the chassis, or will a lipo fit in the cyclone easilly? And if so, which size lipo fits best in these cars?
Lipos do fit, you just have to be careful with height of the packs and weight balance.

Most 3800 - 4000 mAh packs are around 21mm high and are quite light. I'd recommend getting the Manutech lipo plate for the TC to run under them (Stormer had some the last time I checked). The plate will make up for the weight difference, and the entire set will still fit (you have about 23mm or so to work with before you have to start griding down the rear chassis plate support that's over the battery).

5000 - 5400 mAh packs are usually 23.5 to 25mm high, which take more work. Even with just the battery, you'll have to grind down the above mentioned support to make it fit, and then you'll still be about 4 - 5 oz. out of balance (too light on the battery side). I'm running the ThunderPower 5000 40C pack (23.5mm high) because it's the thinnest 5000 lipo out there. I also filled in the battery slots in the chassis with tungsten and epoxy (about 5 oz worth) in order to get even left/right balance.
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I bought a 5.200mah roar approved lipo and on the 3racing chassis + upperdeck, it does not fit at all ... any tip ?

thanks,

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I bought a 5.200mah roar approved lipo and on the 3racing chassis + upperdeck, it does not fit at all ... any tip ?

thanks,

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replace the LiPo pack of one with a shorter height
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I bought a 5.200mah roar approved lipo and on the 3racing chassis + upperdeck, it does not fit at all ... any tip ?

thanks,

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I don't know whether the 3racing chassis and deck give you different clearance or not. As long as the chassis is the same thickness, the clearance should be the same.
Also, you won't need the plastic NiMH holders for lipo, so pull those out if you haven't already.

Your lipo is probably not clearing the rear deck mount above the battery. I dremelled my down by about 1.5 mm to clear my pack. Take a look to see how much material you'd have to remove to get clearance. You can probably get away with cutting off 2mm or so. After that, you'll start making it weak.
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I don't know whether the 3racing chassis and deck give you different clearance or not. As long as the chassis is the same thickness, the clearance should be the same.
Also, you won't need the plastic NiMH holders for lipo, so pull those out if you haven't already.

Your lipo is probably not clearing the rear deck mount above the battery. I dremelled my down by about 1.5 mm to clear my pack. Take a look to see how much material you'd have to remove to get clearance. You can probably get away with cutting off 2mm or so. After that, you'll start making it weak.

Thanks a lot PETE I took a look and I think 1.5mm it's all that I need. I'm securit the nimh pack with straps from 3racing , what you use to secure the lipo pack ?

Thanks

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Can anybody tell me if the TC Chassis will fit no probs on the WCE?
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